10 Israeli FoodTech startups to watch in 2020

10 Israeli FoodTech startups to watch in 2020

By
Daniel S. Ruben
November 18, 2020

This week, we asked the community for ideas for Israeli FoodTech startups that may positively impact the food system in terms of nutrition, sustainability and/or market share capture. It’s not a comprehensive list (like this one with 250+ Israeli FoodTech startups) - rather it’s a snapshot of ideas provided by the community.  Originally posted on LinkedIn.

Here are 10 Israeli startups that stood out this year (Plus a bonus 50+ companies further down)

  • 🍬 DouxMatok Developing sugar reduction solutions (up to 40% less in food applications)
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $30.2M
  • 🥩 SuperMeat Cell-based chicken meat producer
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $4.2M
  • 🌲SeeTree Insights and actionable analytics that help farmers optimize tree health and production
    HQ: Herzliya
    Funding: $14.7M
  • 🥜 Ukko Designing proteins that do not trigger allergic responses
    HQ: Palo Alto, CA
    Funding: $7.7M
  • 📱Lumen Measures metabolism in real-time through a device and app, enabling daily personalized nutrition
    HQ: Ramat Hasharon
    Funding: $17.3M
  • 🥛 Innovopro Chickpea protein used in food products such as e.g. non-dairy milk beverages
    HQ: Rishpon
    Funding: $20.8M
  • 📦 TIPA Biodegradable packages for e.g. the food and beverage sectors
    HQ: Hod Hasharon
    Funding: $46M
  • 🥚 Zero Egg Plant-based eggs
    HQ: Kfar Saba
    Funding: $8M
  • 🌾 CropX Ag analytics startup powered by Big Data and machine learning, which can help optimize irrigation
    HQ: Netanya
    Funding: $24.3M
  • 🚜 Taranis Precision ag solution allowing farmers to monitor fields and make better-informed decisions
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $59.6M



Bonus - 50+ others to know 👀


🍖 Future Meat Technologies
Cell-based meat producer

🐝 BeeHero Smart beehives enabling precision pollination for growers

🌱 BioHarvest Bioreactor-grown plant cells for neutraceutial applications

🤖Trellis AI-powered food system intelligence platform, boosting food production efficiency and sustainability

🧬 DayTwo Personalized nutrition based on gut microbiome analysis

🥩 Aleph Farms - Producer of cell-based steaks

🌾 Equinom Ltd Computational seed breeding company that delivers customized seeds

💡TasteWise AI-powered food trends intelligence and predictions

🛒 Trigo Vision No-checkout solution for retail stores including grocery

♨️ Genie Single-serving pod-based cooking system (smart oven)

🖥 Prospera Computer-vision powered analytics to monitor, predict, and optimize crop health

🖨 Redefine Meat Plant-based steaks produced through 3D printing and other tech

🥚 eggXYt Gender-detection of chicken embryos pre-incubation

🥩 BioFood Systems Producer of plant-based meat analogs

✌️ ChickP Chickpea protein as ingredient for existing foods as well as protein for meat/dairy analogs

🖨 MeaTech Enabling structured meat products through cell ag and 3D printing

🦟 Flying Spark Protein made from Mediterranean Fruit Flies

🥣 Yofix Probiotics LTD Fermented plant-based pre & probiotic foods

🌱 Rilbite Plant-based protein products
🗑 Wastless Dynamic pricing to reduce food waste.

🌰 Torr FoodTech Used tech to build snacks that are healthier and more natural

🥛 Imagindairy Ltd Cell-based dairy production

🧪 Inspecto Quick and affordable test to detect the most common food contaminants

🌿 Brevel Cultivating microalgae in bioreactors for food and feed applications

🍊 Better Juice Reduces sugars in juice by 30-80%

🌿 Algaemor - SimpliiGood Cultivating spirulina for food applications

🍴Kitchen Robotics Developing robotic dark kitchen (cloud kitchen) solutions

💦 Water.io Disposable IoT smart caps solution for the food, pharma, beauty, and other industries

🍼 Else Nutrition Plant-based alternatives to baby and toddler formula

🦾 SavorEat - Robot chef that delivers customized plant-based meat alternatives

🌿 SEAKURA - SEA OF LIFE Land-based seaweed cultivation for food applications

🧘‍♂️ MyAir Plant-based nutrition bars targeting stress relief

🐜 Hargol FoodTech Commercial scale grasshopper farming

🍭 Amai Proteins Sweet designer proteins

🥛 Remilk Milk produced using precision bio

🍄 Kinoko-Tech Fermentation products based on edible mushrooms

🌿 Solabia-Algatech Nutrition Cultivates micro algae for the nutrition, food and beverage, and cosmetics industries

🥛 Planterra Ltd - Naturally Innovative Dairy products from chickpea protein

🌱 Hinoman Ltd Hydroponically cultivator of plant-protein Mankai

🐣 Soos Technology Sex-reversal technology for the egg-laying industry

🐥 Ovo Technology Sex-reversal technology for the broiler industry

🐮 Poultrix Precision-planning platform for the livestock industry

👃 OlfaGuard - food safety by nano technology E-Nose capable of detecting pathogens on food

🌿 Yemoja Ltd. Cultivating microalgae under controlled conditions

🎨 Phytolon Biotech/fermentation-based natural food colorants

🛒 AlgoCart Personalized product recommendations to drive better health outcomes

👨‍💻 Qurate.tech Smart personalized online recipe solutions

🐄 MAOLAC Bovine colostrum-based products to strengthen human and animal immune system

🌱 Fantastic Farms Ltd Using plants to recreate dairy and egg

🥕 Tuttipuffs Puffed natural snacks

🥩 Meat. the End Plant-based meat alternatives

🥛Bio Milk Cultured milk and breastmilk

Written by
Daniel S. Ruben

Daniel Skaven Ruben is a consultant to The Rockefeller Foundation Food Initiative, supporting the Foundation’s work to advance a more nourishing and sustainable food system. He previously was part of the process of refreshing the Foundation’s food and agriculture strategy, focusing in particular on leveraging innovative breakthroughs in science and technology. Prior to this role, Daniel worked as an expert for the World Bank in Washington D.C. on issues around technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He also served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark in various roles in Stockholm and New York for more than half a decade, helping Danish tech companies to internationalize. Daniel is a mentor for several FoodTech accelerators and is an advisor to a number of AgTech and FoodTech startups.

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This week, we asked the community for ideas for Israeli FoodTech startups that may positively impact the food system in terms of nutrition, sustainability and/or market share capture. It’s not a comprehensive list (like this one with 250+ Israeli FoodTech startups) - rather it’s a snapshot of ideas provided by the community.  Originally posted on LinkedIn.

Here are 10 Israeli startups that stood out this year (Plus a bonus 50+ companies further down)

  • 🍬 DouxMatok Developing sugar reduction solutions (up to 40% less in food applications)
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $30.2M
  • 🥩 SuperMeat Cell-based chicken meat producer
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $4.2M
  • 🌲SeeTree Insights and actionable analytics that help farmers optimize tree health and production
    HQ: Herzliya
    Funding: $14.7M
  • 🥜 Ukko Designing proteins that do not trigger allergic responses
    HQ: Palo Alto, CA
    Funding: $7.7M
  • 📱Lumen Measures metabolism in real-time through a device and app, enabling daily personalized nutrition
    HQ: Ramat Hasharon
    Funding: $17.3M
  • 🥛 Innovopro Chickpea protein used in food products such as e.g. non-dairy milk beverages
    HQ: Rishpon
    Funding: $20.8M
  • 📦 TIPA Biodegradable packages for e.g. the food and beverage sectors
    HQ: Hod Hasharon
    Funding: $46M
  • 🥚 Zero Egg Plant-based eggs
    HQ: Kfar Saba
    Funding: $8M
  • 🌾 CropX Ag analytics startup powered by Big Data and machine learning, which can help optimize irrigation
    HQ: Netanya
    Funding: $24.3M
  • 🚜 Taranis Precision ag solution allowing farmers to monitor fields and make better-informed decisions
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $59.6M



Bonus - 50+ others to know 👀


🍖 Future Meat Technologies
Cell-based meat producer

🐝 BeeHero Smart beehives enabling precision pollination for growers

🌱 BioHarvest Bioreactor-grown plant cells for neutraceutial applications

🤖Trellis AI-powered food system intelligence platform, boosting food production efficiency and sustainability

🧬 DayTwo Personalized nutrition based on gut microbiome analysis

🥩 Aleph Farms - Producer of cell-based steaks

🌾 Equinom Ltd Computational seed breeding company that delivers customized seeds

💡TasteWise AI-powered food trends intelligence and predictions

🛒 Trigo Vision No-checkout solution for retail stores including grocery

♨️ Genie Single-serving pod-based cooking system (smart oven)

🖥 Prospera Computer-vision powered analytics to monitor, predict, and optimize crop health

🖨 Redefine Meat Plant-based steaks produced through 3D printing and other tech

🥚 eggXYt Gender-detection of chicken embryos pre-incubation

🥩 BioFood Systems Producer of plant-based meat analogs

✌️ ChickP Chickpea protein as ingredient for existing foods as well as protein for meat/dairy analogs

🖨 MeaTech Enabling structured meat products through cell ag and 3D printing

🦟 Flying Spark Protein made from Mediterranean Fruit Flies

🥣 Yofix Probiotics LTD Fermented plant-based pre & probiotic foods

🌱 Rilbite Plant-based protein products
🗑 Wastless Dynamic pricing to reduce food waste.

🌰 Torr FoodTech Used tech to build snacks that are healthier and more natural

🥛 Imagindairy Ltd Cell-based dairy production

🧪 Inspecto Quick and affordable test to detect the most common food contaminants

🌿 Brevel Cultivating microalgae in bioreactors for food and feed applications

🍊 Better Juice Reduces sugars in juice by 30-80%

🌿 Algaemor - SimpliiGood Cultivating spirulina for food applications

🍴Kitchen Robotics Developing robotic dark kitchen (cloud kitchen) solutions

💦 Water.io Disposable IoT smart caps solution for the food, pharma, beauty, and other industries

🍼 Else Nutrition Plant-based alternatives to baby and toddler formula

🦾 SavorEat - Robot chef that delivers customized plant-based meat alternatives

🌿 SEAKURA - SEA OF LIFE Land-based seaweed cultivation for food applications

🧘‍♂️ MyAir Plant-based nutrition bars targeting stress relief

🐜 Hargol FoodTech Commercial scale grasshopper farming

🍭 Amai Proteins Sweet designer proteins

🥛 Remilk Milk produced using precision bio

🍄 Kinoko-Tech Fermentation products based on edible mushrooms

🌿 Solabia-Algatech Nutrition Cultivates micro algae for the nutrition, food and beverage, and cosmetics industries

🥛 Planterra Ltd - Naturally Innovative Dairy products from chickpea protein

🌱 Hinoman Ltd Hydroponically cultivator of plant-protein Mankai

🐣 Soos Technology Sex-reversal technology for the egg-laying industry

🐥 Ovo Technology Sex-reversal technology for the broiler industry

🐮 Poultrix Precision-planning platform for the livestock industry

👃 OlfaGuard - food safety by nano technology E-Nose capable of detecting pathogens on food

🌿 Yemoja Ltd. Cultivating microalgae under controlled conditions

🎨 Phytolon Biotech/fermentation-based natural food colorants

🛒 AlgoCart Personalized product recommendations to drive better health outcomes

👨‍💻 Qurate.tech Smart personalized online recipe solutions

🐄 MAOLAC Bovine colostrum-based products to strengthen human and animal immune system

🌱 Fantastic Farms Ltd Using plants to recreate dairy and egg

🥕 Tuttipuffs Puffed natural snacks

🥩 Meat. the End Plant-based meat alternatives

🥛Bio Milk Cultured milk and breastmilk

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This week, we asked the community for ideas for Israeli FoodTech startups that may positively impact the food system in terms of nutrition, sustainability and/or market share capture. It’s not a comprehensive list (like this one with 250+ Israeli FoodTech startups) - rather it’s a snapshot of ideas provided by the community.  Originally posted on LinkedIn.

Here are 10 Israeli startups that stood out this year (Plus a bonus 50+ companies further down)

  • 🍬 DouxMatok Developing sugar reduction solutions (up to 40% less in food applications)
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $30.2M
  • 🥩 SuperMeat Cell-based chicken meat producer
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $4.2M
  • 🌲SeeTree Insights and actionable analytics that help farmers optimize tree health and production
    HQ: Herzliya
    Funding: $14.7M
  • 🥜 Ukko Designing proteins that do not trigger allergic responses
    HQ: Palo Alto, CA
    Funding: $7.7M
  • 📱Lumen Measures metabolism in real-time through a device and app, enabling daily personalized nutrition
    HQ: Ramat Hasharon
    Funding: $17.3M
  • 🥛 Innovopro Chickpea protein used in food products such as e.g. non-dairy milk beverages
    HQ: Rishpon
    Funding: $20.8M
  • 📦 TIPA Biodegradable packages for e.g. the food and beverage sectors
    HQ: Hod Hasharon
    Funding: $46M
  • 🥚 Zero Egg Plant-based eggs
    HQ: Kfar Saba
    Funding: $8M
  • 🌾 CropX Ag analytics startup powered by Big Data and machine learning, which can help optimize irrigation
    HQ: Netanya
    Funding: $24.3M
  • 🚜 Taranis Precision ag solution allowing farmers to monitor fields and make better-informed decisions
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $59.6M



Bonus - 50+ others to know 👀


🍖 Future Meat Technologies
Cell-based meat producer

🐝 BeeHero Smart beehives enabling precision pollination for growers

🌱 BioHarvest Bioreactor-grown plant cells for neutraceutial applications

🤖Trellis AI-powered food system intelligence platform, boosting food production efficiency and sustainability

🧬 DayTwo Personalized nutrition based on gut microbiome analysis

🥩 Aleph Farms - Producer of cell-based steaks

🌾 Equinom Ltd Computational seed breeding company that delivers customized seeds

💡TasteWise AI-powered food trends intelligence and predictions

🛒 Trigo Vision No-checkout solution for retail stores including grocery

♨️ Genie Single-serving pod-based cooking system (smart oven)

🖥 Prospera Computer-vision powered analytics to monitor, predict, and optimize crop health

🖨 Redefine Meat Plant-based steaks produced through 3D printing and other tech

🥚 eggXYt Gender-detection of chicken embryos pre-incubation

🥩 BioFood Systems Producer of plant-based meat analogs

✌️ ChickP Chickpea protein as ingredient for existing foods as well as protein for meat/dairy analogs

🖨 MeaTech Enabling structured meat products through cell ag and 3D printing

🦟 Flying Spark Protein made from Mediterranean Fruit Flies

🥣 Yofix Probiotics LTD Fermented plant-based pre & probiotic foods

🌱 Rilbite Plant-based protein products
🗑 Wastless Dynamic pricing to reduce food waste.

🌰 Torr FoodTech Used tech to build snacks that are healthier and more natural

🥛 Imagindairy Ltd Cell-based dairy production

🧪 Inspecto Quick and affordable test to detect the most common food contaminants

🌿 Brevel Cultivating microalgae in bioreactors for food and feed applications

🍊 Better Juice Reduces sugars in juice by 30-80%

🌿 Algaemor - SimpliiGood Cultivating spirulina for food applications

🍴Kitchen Robotics Developing robotic dark kitchen (cloud kitchen) solutions

💦 Water.io Disposable IoT smart caps solution for the food, pharma, beauty, and other industries

🍼 Else Nutrition Plant-based alternatives to baby and toddler formula

🦾 SavorEat - Robot chef that delivers customized plant-based meat alternatives

🌿 SEAKURA - SEA OF LIFE Land-based seaweed cultivation for food applications

🧘‍♂️ MyAir Plant-based nutrition bars targeting stress relief

🐜 Hargol FoodTech Commercial scale grasshopper farming

🍭 Amai Proteins Sweet designer proteins

🥛 Remilk Milk produced using precision bio

🍄 Kinoko-Tech Fermentation products based on edible mushrooms

🌿 Solabia-Algatech Nutrition Cultivates micro algae for the nutrition, food and beverage, and cosmetics industries

🥛 Planterra Ltd - Naturally Innovative Dairy products from chickpea protein

🌱 Hinoman Ltd Hydroponically cultivator of plant-protein Mankai

🐣 Soos Technology Sex-reversal technology for the egg-laying industry

🐥 Ovo Technology Sex-reversal technology for the broiler industry

🐮 Poultrix Precision-planning platform for the livestock industry

👃 OlfaGuard - food safety by nano technology E-Nose capable of detecting pathogens on food

🌿 Yemoja Ltd. Cultivating microalgae under controlled conditions

🎨 Phytolon Biotech/fermentation-based natural food colorants

🛒 AlgoCart Personalized product recommendations to drive better health outcomes

👨‍💻 Qurate.tech Smart personalized online recipe solutions

🐄 MAOLAC Bovine colostrum-based products to strengthen human and animal immune system

🌱 Fantastic Farms Ltd Using plants to recreate dairy and egg

🥕 Tuttipuffs Puffed natural snacks

🥩 Meat. the End Plant-based meat alternatives

🥛Bio Milk Cultured milk and breastmilk

This week, we asked the community for ideas for Israeli FoodTech startups that may positively impact the food system in terms of nutrition, sustainability and/or market share capture. It’s not a comprehensive list (like this one with 250+ Israeli FoodTech startups) - rather it’s a snapshot of ideas provided by the community.  Originally posted on LinkedIn.

Here are 10 Israeli startups that stood out this year (Plus a bonus 50+ companies further down)

  • 🍬 DouxMatok Developing sugar reduction solutions (up to 40% less in food applications)
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $30.2M
  • 🥩 SuperMeat Cell-based chicken meat producer
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $4.2M
  • 🌲SeeTree Insights and actionable analytics that help farmers optimize tree health and production
    HQ: Herzliya
    Funding: $14.7M
  • 🥜 Ukko Designing proteins that do not trigger allergic responses
    HQ: Palo Alto, CA
    Funding: $7.7M
  • 📱Lumen Measures metabolism in real-time through a device and app, enabling daily personalized nutrition
    HQ: Ramat Hasharon
    Funding: $17.3M
  • 🥛 Innovopro Chickpea protein used in food products such as e.g. non-dairy milk beverages
    HQ: Rishpon
    Funding: $20.8M
  • 📦 TIPA Biodegradable packages for e.g. the food and beverage sectors
    HQ: Hod Hasharon
    Funding: $46M
  • 🥚 Zero Egg Plant-based eggs
    HQ: Kfar Saba
    Funding: $8M
  • 🌾 CropX Ag analytics startup powered by Big Data and machine learning, which can help optimize irrigation
    HQ: Netanya
    Funding: $24.3M
  • 🚜 Taranis Precision ag solution allowing farmers to monitor fields and make better-informed decisions
    HQ: Tel Aviv
    Funding: $59.6M



Bonus - 50+ others to know 👀


🍖 Future Meat Technologies
Cell-based meat producer

🐝 BeeHero Smart beehives enabling precision pollination for growers

🌱 BioHarvest Bioreactor-grown plant cells for neutraceutial applications

🤖Trellis AI-powered food system intelligence platform, boosting food production efficiency and sustainability

🧬 DayTwo Personalized nutrition based on gut microbiome analysis

🥩 Aleph Farms - Producer of cell-based steaks

🌾 Equinom Ltd Computational seed breeding company that delivers customized seeds

💡TasteWise AI-powered food trends intelligence and predictions

🛒 Trigo Vision No-checkout solution for retail stores including grocery

♨️ Genie Single-serving pod-based cooking system (smart oven)

🖥 Prospera Computer-vision powered analytics to monitor, predict, and optimize crop health

🖨 Redefine Meat Plant-based steaks produced through 3D printing and other tech

🥚 eggXYt Gender-detection of chicken embryos pre-incubation

🥩 BioFood Systems Producer of plant-based meat analogs

✌️ ChickP Chickpea protein as ingredient for existing foods as well as protein for meat/dairy analogs

🖨 MeaTech Enabling structured meat products through cell ag and 3D printing

🦟 Flying Spark Protein made from Mediterranean Fruit Flies

🥣 Yofix Probiotics LTD Fermented plant-based pre & probiotic foods

🌱 Rilbite Plant-based protein products
🗑 Wastless Dynamic pricing to reduce food waste.

🌰 Torr FoodTech Used tech to build snacks that are healthier and more natural

🥛 Imagindairy Ltd Cell-based dairy production

🧪 Inspecto Quick and affordable test to detect the most common food contaminants

🌿 Brevel Cultivating microalgae in bioreactors for food and feed applications

🍊 Better Juice Reduces sugars in juice by 30-80%

🌿 Algaemor - SimpliiGood Cultivating spirulina for food applications

🍴Kitchen Robotics Developing robotic dark kitchen (cloud kitchen) solutions

💦 Water.io Disposable IoT smart caps solution for the food, pharma, beauty, and other industries

🍼 Else Nutrition Plant-based alternatives to baby and toddler formula

🦾 SavorEat - Robot chef that delivers customized plant-based meat alternatives

🌿 SEAKURA - SEA OF LIFE Land-based seaweed cultivation for food applications

🧘‍♂️ MyAir Plant-based nutrition bars targeting stress relief

🐜 Hargol FoodTech Commercial scale grasshopper farming

🍭 Amai Proteins Sweet designer proteins

🥛 Remilk Milk produced using precision bio

🍄 Kinoko-Tech Fermentation products based on edible mushrooms

🌿 Solabia-Algatech Nutrition Cultivates micro algae for the nutrition, food and beverage, and cosmetics industries

🥛 Planterra Ltd - Naturally Innovative Dairy products from chickpea protein

🌱 Hinoman Ltd Hydroponically cultivator of plant-protein Mankai

🐣 Soos Technology Sex-reversal technology for the egg-laying industry

🐥 Ovo Technology Sex-reversal technology for the broiler industry

🐮 Poultrix Precision-planning platform for the livestock industry

👃 OlfaGuard - food safety by nano technology E-Nose capable of detecting pathogens on food

🌿 Yemoja Ltd. Cultivating microalgae under controlled conditions

🎨 Phytolon Biotech/fermentation-based natural food colorants

🛒 AlgoCart Personalized product recommendations to drive better health outcomes

👨‍💻 Qurate.tech Smart personalized online recipe solutions

🐄 MAOLAC Bovine colostrum-based products to strengthen human and animal immune system

🌱 Fantastic Farms Ltd Using plants to recreate dairy and egg

🥕 Tuttipuffs Puffed natural snacks

🥩 Meat. the End Plant-based meat alternatives

🥛Bio Milk Cultured milk and breastmilk